An earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.4, occurred today near Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, according to the Mexico’s national seismological service. Although there are no immediate reports of casualities and injuries, eye witnesses accounts narrate of structural damage to buildings. This is one of several eathquakes that has been reported around the world just after the lunar eclipse and has triggered many apocalyptic theories.
Luis Felipe Puente, speaking on behalf of Mexico’s emergency service, said “We confirm that there was a ground quake in the state of Guerrero, but we cannot confirm any injuries or deaths at the present moment as investigations are on-going.” He added that an earthquake alert has been triggered so would have enough time to take safety precautions.
Seismologists in Mexico City told reporters that flyers are being distributed to the quake stricken state of Guerrero, which has a population of close to 4 million. Some residents told reporters that the earthquake that shook their area was God-sent, and is linked to the lunar eclipse that happened on Sept. 27, 2015.
Residents have been warned to expect aftershocks which are usually less violent but may cause further structural damage to buildings. Since Guerrero is a coastal area, seismologists have warned residents about the potential danger that could result from seismic sea waves. Residents should stay away from the beach.
Experts have been quick to dismiss any connection between the earthquake in Mexico and the coming or end of the recent lunar eclipse. Nevertheless, some people have attributed the recent rise in earthquakes, currently occurring throughout the globe, to the apocalyptic lunar eclipse of Sept.27, 2015. This is after two pastors, from El Shaddai Ministries in Washington, had written of the lunar eclipse coinciding with historical events for Israel and the Jewish people.
By Shepherd Mutsvara
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